Social media is extremely prevalent in today’s society (I mean, we’re taking a class in it) with millions and millions of people connected around the world. However, these connections don’t come without problems as security and personal safety can sometimes be compromised. Our project takes a look at some examples of these threats and attempts […]Read more "Social Media and Security"
I think social media is weird. Then again, maybe its not social media that’s weird, but the community that has formed around it. Imagine telling someone 20 years ago that there would be technologies that allow people from all over the world to connect instantaneously without ever having to meet. Their most likely response would […]Read more "Analyzing My Klout Score and Followers"
Here There Be Tweets…10 to be precise. Over the course of this class, I, along with many others, have been tweeting using our class hashtag, and though I didn’t tweet as often as some of my classmates did, I think my overall engagement was respectable. Here are my top 10/favorite tweets: Cool piece by @BuzzFeed […]Read more "Ten Tremendous Tweets"
Football is the biggest sport in the United States, hands down. With at least 14 games taking place every week, that equates to copious amounts of TV air time and no game averages more viewers than Sunday Night Football(SNF) on NBC. Over the past four seasons, SNF averaged 21 million viewers, making it the most watched […]Read more "The Tweeting World of American Football"
Making something go viral isn’t an easy task. In theory it should be simple enough, just get something shared by a lot of people, but in reality it is much harder than that. For me, I had to really think about what types of things usually go viral, like memes, gifs, etc. All of these […]Read more "It’s On Us"
What if I told you there were only seven ways to write a story? That every thing you read, write, and watch can all fall under the same basic plot lines? Well it’s true, sorry to burst your bubble of creativity or rain on your next brilliant story of how a dog found his way […]Read more "The Truth About Writing a Good Story"
Social media is a wonder of the modern world. Okay, maybe not “social media” as it is defined (since it has been around a long time), but social media as we know it. I mean just think, Twitter and Facebook alone allow us to connect to people all over the globe in a matter of […]Read more "Snapchat and the #LastSelfie"
Picture this. It’s Sunday and you just woke up with a massive headache. Maybe you had one too many vodka-sodas or maybe it was that last beer that your friend convinced you to chug. Every part of your body is screaming at you to go back to sleep but you can’t. Why? Because it’s Sunday […]Read more "Sports, sports, and more…ads?"